"UK government has put £934 million ($1.15 million) on the table to update an ERP"
Either the pound has gained/collapsed in overnight trading or do you mean Billion?
UK government has put £934 million ($1.15 million) on the table to update an ERP system in a cluster of Whitehall departments, a mega-project that was heavily criticized over lack of funding and business case. The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a competition for an ERP refresh package worth an estimated £933.7 …
This is the DWP. I take it you've never worked with them. They've always been like that under one name or another and quite immune to changes in government..
I remember helping one of my clients trying to sort out their (DWP's) self-billing system, that was the best part of 20 years ago. The colleague I was working with described them as "not the sharpest knives in the box". More than 50 years ago when I had to make use of a labour exchange (Job Centre) I formed the opinion that at least some of the staff were on the wrong side of the counter. Both those were when Labour were in power.
Christ on a bike. A billion for an ERP system.
And you know they will still fuck it up.
For that money you could hire 1000 developers and buy infrastructure and fund the whole shebang for 10 years.
You would like to think it would not take 1000 developers 10 years to build it however.
80 thousand staff in the DoWP. It's bigger than the army. Why the fuck does it take so many people.